We are the ILCU Foundation

The Irish League of Credit Unions International Development Foundation Ltd. (ILCU Foundation) is the charitable arm of the Irish credit union movement.
About Us
In the 1960’s, the Irish credit union movement expanded rapidly throughout the island and during this time credit unions played an important role within their communities to provide savings and loans facilities for people who needed financial services.
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Our History
Throughout the world, those with low, irregular or uncertain incomes are generally excluded from formal financial services.
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Our Partners
The ILCU Foundation provides financial and technical assistance to credit union and savings cooperative movements in six countries to strengthen their movements.
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Get Involved
We have worked in Africa and other low income countries for over 25 years and the extent in which poor people are excluded from formal financial systems is profound.
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ILCU Foundation
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Job Vacancy
We are looking for an exceptional candidate with senior level experience of business development within the international development space to join our team to spearhead our work in determining how [...]
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Thank You
On behalf of the ILCU Foundation, we would like to thank your credit union and your members for your continuous support in 2017.
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Ireland Study Tour
A recent study tour to Ireland comprised of representatives from Russia, Moldova and Kazakhstan.
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"I would like to extend my deepest thanks and gratitude to my fellow coaches and all the team at ILCUF and NACCUG for helping to make the trip as successful as it was.The “New Gambia” has a very promising future and I am forever thankful for having been given the opportunity to experience it once again."
Sabrina Peyton
CIE Connolly Credit Union
"I believe that the Coaching programme as well as a vital tool for connections with NACCUG should and could be used a promotional tool for the work ILCU foundation does in helping credit unions in developing countries and that a whole raft of promotional posts and comments for social media should be ready prior to the coaches going."
Pat Morrissey
Synergy Credit Union